The music of Geigertek has many influences from a wide range of musical styles, including, and not exclusively, such luminaries as John Foxx, Ultravox, Billy Currie, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Enigma, Isao Tomita, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Mahler, Frederick Delius, Erik Satie and a certain David Wright, the very music that Geigertek’s Neil Fellowes listens to when not in the studio writing or recording his own material. Neil’s style of composition and production combines the tones of traditional instruments such piano and violin, with synthesizers and layered processed sounds made up of electronic computer-based instruments, treated vocals, synthetic rhythms and percussion.
He is a strong advocate of the use of modern technology for the creation of music and his personal recording set up is of contemporary design and build, centred around a computer system, using a predominantly software generated sound. Hardware and cabling has been kept to the absolute minimum to ensure a clutter-free environment within which to work. Neil has an ever-growing passion for production techniques and the enormous possibilities of electronic music to enable the creation of atmospheric electronic soundscapes, blended with conventional or natural sounds, and using them in unconventional ways. Neil believes the production process to be as important as the creation of the music in the first place and therefore is on an on-going journey of discovery learning the capabilities of the equipment and software he uses.
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